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More snow falls on Centre County; weather advisory lifted

Ken Musser shovels the sidewalk in front of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church on College Avenue, State College, as more snow falls Saturday, February 15, 2014.
Ken Musser shovels the sidewalk in front of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church on College Avenue, State College, as more snow falls Saturday, February 15, 2014. CDT photo

Just when you thought it was all over, more snow dropped on Centre County Saturday morning.

A winter weather advisory for the region has been lifted after several inches of fresh snow, the National Weather Service in State College said at 1 p.m.

The snow will be followed by heavy gusts Saturday afternoon, causing blowing and drifting snow and possibly hazardous driving conditions, the NWS said.

On Thursday, at least 8 inches of snow fell in Centre County, closing schools, offices and canceling many flights out of University Park Airport.

Many highways posted speed reductions and restrictions, and portions of Interstate 80 had been closed due to multiple accidents.

All flights in and out of State College Saturday were still scheduled, and PennDOT reported no highway restrictions. Also, West Penn Power posted no power outages.

Many municipalities will declare snow emergencies when 2 or more inches of snow have fallen and roads need to be plowed. Cars must be off the streets until the streets have been cleared. Visitors to downtown State College should use the Fraser or Pugh street garages, the McAllister Deck or public lots. A snow emergency was declared in the borough, as well as in Harris and College townships. Vehicles must be removed from Ferguson Township streets as well, the township said Saturday. Patton Township ended its snow emergency at 3 p.m.

Saturday’s high temperature will be 30 degrees with a low of 12, according to AccuWeather in State College. On Sunday, expect a little snow, with a high 26 and a low of 2.

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